Chapter V. Basic Research
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

4. Single Investigator Programs

A major contributor to the Army science base is the single investigator working at universities and, to a lesser extent, in industry. These Army-sponsored researchers act as a window to the academic world to sense the limitless possibilities of scientific discoveries. Individual investigators provide the Army with the ability to broadly impact the total science base and to quickly respond to and exploit opportunities that might arise. The research areas are relevant to Army needs and subjected to scientific peer review. History has shown that the single investigator program has contributed significantly to the Army science base, with eight Nobel prizes being awarded for Army-sponsored research. The areas of research pursued by the single investigator are reflected in the Surveys of Scientific Research, described in Section E of this chapter.